Selecting tires is an important decision that affects the safety, performance, and cost of owning a motor vehicle.
Just as important as selecting the right tires is to have those tires installed and balanced by a trained technician. Without proper installation and balancing, you may find that your vehicle ‘pulls’ to one side, your steering wheel shakes, or you’re spending more money on gas.
Discount Tire and Auto Repair of Margate provides a range of tire services, including the following:
Mounting and removing a tire from a wheel requires specialist equipment and knowledge. Tires have markings, generally referred to as the ‘GG ring’, and when installed this marking needs to be checked to make certain that the tire’s bead is seated correctly. Wheels are typically equipped with a rib that locks the tire’s bead in place, good fitment will ensure the best outcome in the event of rapid deflation and will ensure good wear and handling. Remember too that often tires are required to rotate in a set direction.
Wheel alignment is the position of the wheels relative to your car. When properly aligned, the wheels point in the right direction. Without proper alignment, the wheels resist your steering commands, as well as each other. Alignment also affects gas mileage and tire wear. If your tires are pointed in different directions, they fight against each other and can cause tread wear.
Wheel balance refers to the proper distribution of weight around a revolving tire and wheel assembly. Poor wheel balance can have a marked impact on both your car and your safety.
Tubeless valves are the method of checking and maintaining the tire’s air pressure. Tubeless valves become less reliable over time and need to be replaced. There are a variety of valve types with some modern valves designed to reveal a red band if the tire is under inflated. Talk with your tire expert on the choices of valves.
Tire disposal is a contentious environmental issue, if disposed of in normal land fill they tend to rise to the surface. If left unburied they become a home for vermin and insect pests. Most states and countries require that tires be disposed of by licensed scrap merchants. There are some ingenious methods of reducing tires to a more manageable state including shredding and freezing then smashing.
When your car won’t start, most of the time it is due to a problem with your battery. Our technicians can help to insure that your car starts as expected. every time.
The braking system is one of the most important parts of your vehicle. For safe stopping you should have your brakes inspected regularly. We have the equipment and trained technicians to maintain, repair, and inspect your brake system to keep you safe and help you avoid costly repairs in the future.
Shocks and Struts
In addition to providing a comfortable ride, shocks and struts provide the critical function of keeping your wheels in proper contact with the road; vital to safe steering and braking.
Not only are we in the Tire business, we’re in the convenience business. As another convenience for our customers, we offer oil changes.